Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - elementary schools

Designers: Hauser, O.H., Building Contractor (firm); Marston and Maybury, Architects (firm); O. H. Hauser (building contractor); Sylvanus Boardman Marston (architect); Edgar Wood Maybury (architect)

Dates: constructed 1936

1 story

1200 North Gordon Street
Pomona, CA 91768-3135

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Devised in the wake of the highly destructive 1925 Santa Barbara and 1933 Long Beach Earthquakes, this modernized Spanish Colonial Revival elementary school was an early example of seismically robust design. The building was composed of reinforced concrete and had a one-story plan to minimize loss of life due to collapse. Its stout construction has enabled the Pomona School District to continue using it into the 21st century. Constructed at a cost of $118,000, the well-known Pasadena architectural firm of Marston and Maybury designed it. O.H. Hauser served as the building contractor. Frugality was an important quality during the Depression, and the architects made sure to re-use bricks from the previous Gayley Avenue School in the wall demarcating the school's grounds.

Originally, the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School contained 10 classrooms, a cafeteria/kitchen, administrative offices, meeting rooms, and an auditorium housed in a towered portion of the facility on one end. In 2008, it was one of the oldest buildings left in the Pomona Unified School District. Tel: 909.397.4624 (2008).

California Historical Landmark: ID n/a

California Point of Historical Interest: ID n/a

PCAD id: 12379